Kele Fleming cuts through the technological chaos to make a human connection with her new single and video Compassion Machine — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
A subversive and biting commentary on our technological dependency, Compassion Machine was built around metaphors from recognizing her own addiction, she admits. The song is “meant to bring the listener a sense of release from the modern alienation of our dependency on technology as a replacement for connection with life,” the Victoria artist says.
Although it was cut prior to the pandemic, she admits “this song took on an entirely new meaning for me in the pandemic, as technology has also been a salve for me and has given me the gift of human connection despite distance.”
Compassion Machine is the second single from her fourth album The Song I’ll Write For My Whole Life. The single, like the album, was recorded live off the floor at Vancouver’s Warehouse Studio with Juno-recognized engineer and producer Sheldon Zaharko of Zed Productions.